Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lonely Man


São Domingos Church, Lisbon
Wider views of this church and information here

29 comments:

brattcat said...

i'm not certain if it's your title or the image itself that is so very moving. perhaps the two together. beautiful, jm.

Sharon said...

I remember this place. It's the church that is sort of crumbling. I like this shot of the lone man taking in the scene around him.

Birdman said...

I hope he's praying for me.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your caption says the man is lonely, but I hope that in church he does not feel alone.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such sombre colouring, goes with the lonely man.

maia said...

It's a very good work!
Clever perspective
Saludos
Maia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing image JM, these church walls look ancient, it's such a huge space. I wonder how old this church is?

JM said...

@Birdman: Actually I don't know if he's praying or just checking his mobile phone... :-)))

Halcyon said...

Nice shot. The lone man gives it more ambiance. We should write a story about him. A mystery perhaps?

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot. He doesn't seem lonely though - just alone with his thoughts.

Sylvia K said...

What a superb capture/composition! It does look so very, very old! Coming from such a relatively young country, I've always been fascinated by the ancient buildings I visited when I lived in Europe. I loved it! I think you're probably right about the mobile phone -- they show up everywhere these days -- new form of prayer??? Have a great evening, JM!

Sylvia

Rob and Mandy said...

Absolutely love the colors

Carolina Tavares said...

Uma igreja de aspecto bem rústico. Talvez a mais rústica que eu conheça.

Jack said...

What an image, JM. In Portugal, even crumbling churches are marvelous.

T. Becque said...

This is a lovely photo JM, such a nice mood.

Irina said...

This photo is a winner. Bravo, JM. Old walls, solitude, faith, great composition.

Andrew said...

He looks so peaceful...

Cezar and Léia said...

This church looks massive, wow! And I had to read about its story on your other post, so much destruction and reconstruction, breathtaking!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jacob said...

Super image in terms of subject, composition, exposure, etc.

Lots of things I could say about this lonely soul, but I think you know them already!

I do remember this church from a previous post ... It is magnificent in it's decay!

Dina said...

Yeah, now that you mention it, it looks more like he is checking his phone.

Dimple said...

I looked at your other posts about this building. It is macabre to me, that the stonework was left as-is in the last restoration. It would be like worshiping in a tomb...but maybe that's the point.

Randy said...

OMG that was me at the basilica today. This is such a beautiful photograph.

Celia na Italia said...

Special place!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Maybe he is happy to be alone with his prayers! (I would be lonely if I were in his place.)

Huellas said...

Que bella imagen. Buenísima. Saludos.-

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joanne said...

Linda!!!

Cildemer said...

Linda composição! Parece ser uma grande igreja. Mais fotos?
Gosto da atmosfera de paz que há nas igrejas!

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Bjos e feliz dia****

Francisca said...

I ditto Birdman. :-D But no, I'd not assume he is lonely. Lone, yes. Still, his presence adds a personal touch and scale to your image of this colossal old church.